GUHSD Governing Board Recognizes Glendale Achievement Above All Winners

Glendale Achievement Above All
Posted on 03/05/2015
Glendale High School Interact Club

The Glendale Union High School District Governing Board recently gathered to recognize the achievements of educators and students alike. This year’s recipient of the Achievement Above All Teacher Award was Eric Meyers. Myers is an eleven-year veteran of GUHSD at Glendale High School and has taught Government and U.S. History classes to thousands of students. Aside from his dedication to students in the classroom, Mr. Myers’s enthusiasm for education has extended to his volunteer efforts in helping build sets for the performing arts department as well as coaching baseball and football. Mr. Meyers was also the recipient of the Cardinal of the Month Award earlier this school-year—an award passed from staff member to staff member in recognition of each other’s achievements. Students, teachers, and administrators have all benefited greatly from Mr. Myers’s passion for the craft of teaching. He is widely recognized as a mentor and positive role model to students and fellow employees.

Eric Meyers    Eric Myers

For the category of Achievement Above All—Student, Glendale High school selected Ahmed Al Ezzi as this year’s award recipient. As an immigrant from Jordan and having enrolled in Glendale High School his sophomore year, Ezzi knew very little English when he started, but he outstandingly finished his first year with straight A’s. He went on to pursue Honors Biology, Honors Geometry, and AP World History in his second year, then into AP U.S. History, Honors Pre-Calculus, and Honors Chemistry as a senior—continuing to receive straight A’s. Ezzi plans to attend either NAU or ASU after graduation, and then to study dentistry at Midwestern University.

Ahmed Al Ezzi and Vicki Johnson    Glendale High senior Ahmed Al Ezzi

The governing board also recognized Glendale High School’s Interact Club, sponsored by instructor Michelle Scott, as the recipient of this year’s group award category. The Interact Club’s mission is to develop leadership and personal integrity while making a difference in the lives of people in the community and abroad. The group has been involved in many philanthropic endeavors including clothing and food drives, providing meals for countless families on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and making blankets to send to children in Mexico. Student recipients of the group award included President, Leslie Duran; Vice President, Bryan Saenz; Treasurer, Andy Deng; Secretary, Maribel Babonoyaba; and Historian, Angel Jimenez.

Glendale High School's Interact Club

James Worthington was recognized as the support-staff recipient of this year’s Achievement Above All Award. As a 12-year employee of Glendale High School who has served in a variety of positions, now serving as Assistant Foreman in the maintenance department, Mr. Worthington is an outstanding member of the staff and has been recognized for his hard work, willingness to help, and kind manner.

Governing board member Sue Maland presents James Worthington with the AAA support staff AAA Award.

The Achievement Above All Award for volunteer of the year was bestowed on Alana Bing, site council member. Ms. Bing has helped Glendale High School in countless ways and was recognized for her willingness to participate in any activity or event that requires parent involvement. Her attention to detail, leadership as a site council member, and insight about day-to-day operations is appreciated greatly.

Alana Bing